Power Writers

This section is for educators that are interested in starting a Power Writing program at their school. The Power Writers Program fosters literate, ethical and critically conscious young men and women who will be fully prepared to participate in our society. Young people who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it and change it as times change, are truly powerless, because they cannot imagine a future. This is particularly true for those teenagers who face the gravest challenges living in our nation’s most impoverished and dangerous communities.

The Power Writers Program teaches effective and practical mastery of the four language literacies, Reading, Writing, Public Speaking and Active Listening. The goal is to give the student participants a deep sense of ownership of the world around them and a deep appreciation of their personal life narrative.

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